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Your burning questions: answered

What’s the best way to set up a consultation or an appointment with a photographer during the COVID-19 pandemic?

The best way to set up an appointment or a consultation with a photographer near you during the COVID-19 pandemic is by conducting an online search. Start by scheduling a call with the photographer. If possible, it may be better to use a video call service so that the photographer can get an idea of the site location. Take this opportunity to discuss safety measures you can take during this time, as well as whether it’s safe to complete the project now or simply postpone it.

Are there ways to be safe if I hire a photographer when social distancing?

If you decide to hire a photographer, see if the photographer can take photos outdoors or in a large space so all involved parties can maintain the recommended distance between themselves. You should also sanitize surfaces, avoid handshakes, don’t make any other physical contact and use digital platforms to complete payments. Speak with a local photographer in your area to put a strategy in place.

How can I find out if a photographer is considered an essential COVID-19 service provider?

Consult your city or state’s government websites, which typically have information on which services are deemed essential during the pandemic. 

For national information, visit CISA’s page on Identifying Critical Infrastructure During COVID-19. Here, you can find 16 different types of essential infrastructure sectors that can continue operating unimpeded during the pandemic. But some, not all, jurisdictions follow CISA’s definitions of critical infrastructure.

Do photographers offer remote or virtual services?

Photography happens in person, but photographers may be able to offer other remote services safely during the COVID-19 pandemic. For example, they may be able to offer editing and other post-processing services. 

If you see that a photographer is offering remote services in their profile, contact them and ask what those services include.

Does a photographer need to enter my home?

There are many situations in which a photographer does not need to enter your home. It’s not uncommon for people to prefer to have their pictures taken outdoors. If you're hiring a photographer, maintain safe distances, avoid being in the same room, sanitize all involved surfaces and conduct payment using digital platforms. You can discuss strategies as you complete your search for local photographers.

Can I use digital payments to pay for wedding and event photography services?

As digital forms of payment and money transfer are becoming more popular, wedding and event photographers are likely to use digital services. These include PayPal, Zelle, Google Pay, Venmo, Square Cash and more. As you search online for local wedding and event photographers, ask them if they accept digital payments and, if so, which ones you can use. And make sure to have a strategy in place for safe social distancing.

Do you tip a photographer for family photos?

Tipping a photographer for family portraits is not standard etiquette. A great way to recognize a family photographer who goes above and beyond is to write them a glowing review. You probably found your photographer by reading online reviews, so paying it forward by letting everyone know how much you appreciate their work is a great gift. Write your review after they have delivered the final edited photos on time and you’ve confirmed that you’re happy with the terrific portraits they took.

When should you take newborn photos?

Few styles of portrait photography are as tricky as newborn photos — the unpredictable infant is always in charge! The best way to ensure a successful photo shoot is to work with a local newborn photographer within the first two weeks of the baby’s life. Some photographers even work with hospitals to offer newborn sessions within a day of the baby’s birth. But newborn photographers usually recommend scheduling a shoot during the baby’s first two weeks of life, while the baby is still sleepy and relatively cooperative, especially for posed or studio shots. During this time, babies are easier to swaddle in blankets and dress in hats or headbands, and, because they often nap or nurse, can be staged with various props or be cuddled by their parents. For casual photos, most newborn photographers recommend shooting within the first six weeks of a baby’s life. Lifestyle portrait photography is more flexible and doesn’t require the baby to cooperate with multiple poses or props.

How much do photographers charge for family portraits?

Family portraits are a great way to mark the passage of time, create lifelong keepsakes and have gorgeous-looking photos for your annual holiday card. The national average cost for hiring family photographers ranges from $150 to $200. Pricing can range higher depending on where you live, length of the photo shoot, the number of edited photos you request, and the background and reputation of your family photographer. Before hiring, make sure you understand their fees up front. Ask how many finished images are included in the quoted price and whether you will receive all the photos taken (not just edited photos). Ask whether you’ll be able to download digital photos or if you’ll have to print them or purchase digital copies through the photographer. Here are some average examples of family photographer pricing:

  • $175 for a one-hour studio session in Kansas.
  • $200 for a one-hour studio or outdoor session in Georgia. Includes two outfit changes, access to an online gallery, and about 200 high-resolution, edited digital photo files on a DVD, with permission to print.
  • $400 for a one-hour outdoor session in Southern California. Includes 25-30 fully edited photos accessible online or via CD/DVD.
  • $425 or more for a one-hour outdoor or in-home session in Illinois. Includes more than 50 professionally edited images, online access and print release.

How much does a baby photography cost?

Portrait photography provides parents with lasting images of the first whirlwind months of a newborn’s life. The cost varies based on several factors, including the length and location of the session, the number of photos provided, and the amount of editing and retouching the photographer does. The national average cost for baby photos is $150-$200. Some baby photographers charge by the number of photos provided, typically ranging from an average of $299 for 20 high-resolution edited photos, to an average of $399 for 35 photos, to $499 for all of the images taken in a single session. Props and location affect the cost, too; an elaborate studio shoot with props and professional lighting may increase the cost to $600-$700 for 20-50 photos. Adding a second location or asking the photographer to travel can add $70-$250 to the cost of the session. Photographers may also charge extra fees for providing additional photos and DVDs, scheduling weekend sessions, and shooting siblings. Expect to pay at least a $50 deposit when you book a portrait photography session.

Reviews for Tempe graduation photographers
Thumbtack Customer
Fantastic photographer! Did my graduation pictures and turned out great!
Lori Krenzen PhotographyLori Krenzen Photography
Bdryah A.
I enjoyed having my graduation photo shoot with GoldfrMez! Pictures were perfect!!!
Goldframez MediaGoldframez Media
Matt M.
I had a great time shooting with Austin for my graduation photos. Austin is a great photographer who utilizes his photography skills and knowledge to create a truly unique product.
Snapped Culture | Professionals For HireSnapped Culture | Professionals For Hire
Thumbtack Customer
Super friendly and professional - have is a variety of options for my son's graduation photo shoot. Highly recommend Harrison! Thanks a million :)
Harrison Hurwitz PhotographyHarrison Hurwitz Photography
Nicole B.
I hate having my photo taken, but Anne made taking my graduation photos so much fun. She knew exactly how to pose me and I am thrilled with the final photos! She is such an artist, and she made sure I had all the photos I absolutely wanted. Anne met me on the ASU campus to do my graduation photo shoot and we didn't stop until we were positive that we had all the photos I needed. She even took a headshot of me for a performance I had coming up! Thank you for your wonderful work, Anne!
TAQ PhotographyTAQ Photography
Thumbtack Customer
I loved working with Jeff and my photos came out awesome! I needed some photos taken for my graduation announcements. Jeff responded quickly to my thumbtack quote request for photographers in my area. We shot the pictures outside and they looked so beautiful and natural. I would definitely recommend Jeff to anyone seeking a photographer for any occasion.
KolorPHX PhotographicsKolorPHX Photographics
Doaa s.
Amazing person and amazing photos taking by Dez. I needed pictures for my graduation and she made the best of my experience by taking great pictures that captured my emotions. There isn’t enough words to describe how much the photos were amazing so i’ll add some for you to see. I’ll definitely get another photo session with her again. If you’re looking to hire a professional photographer for any occasion, Dez is the way to go.
Photos by DezPhotos by Dez
Thumbtack Customer
I hired jeff for a graduation photoshoot and he did amazing work. There were cheaper options but we decided to go with Jeff and it was well worth the money! He was on time and very professional. He provided top quality photography and we will definitely use him again!!
KolorPHX PhotographicsKolorPHX Photographics
Brianna W.
I had my college graduation/ senior photos taken on the ASU campus by Anne in April, and they totally blew me away. I have had many professional photos taken both in a studio setting and outside a studio, and I have never felt so comfortable with a photographer as I was with Anne. I love the pictures she took more than my own wedding photos. Not only is she very funny and personable, she assures you that you are flawless (and any tiny flaws you might be unsure about are nothing a little Photoshop can't fix!) She is not only amazing with the camera, but great at editing and she gives you access to ALL of the edits, which is absolutely incredible. There are literally hundreds of photos that she gave me, and I love basically every single one. She also was very willing to take every photo I wanted and even stayed late with me to make sure I got the pictures I wanted, including family photos with my husband and son for no extra charge; she was very clear that her main priority was my happiness with the session. She was the absolute sweetest and took pictures of my son that I will cherish forever. I can't recommend her enough, she was so worth the price and more. I will most definitely be using her again, and have recommended her already to several family members! Thank you, Anne!
TAQ PhotographyTAQ Photography
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